[ZDP] ZWiki

Maik Roeder roeder@berg.net
Fri, 21 Apr 2000 13:45:50 +0200

Hi Tom !

Tom Deprez wrote:
> Can somebody give me the light on the ZWiki websites?
> I don't understand them. What do they, what make them so important?
> I think I've read all the links which send me to ZWiki, but still I don't
> see why they are so important.
> I see DC asking for visiting a ZWiki page (on API?) and elaborate... but
> sorry I don't see it, it looks spaghetti to me, certainly with the strange
> names given to a ZWiki page (no offense).
> Perhaps, some little more explenation would give me the light. Or perhaps a
> clearer organisation (with easy to understand title-links) would improve an
> overall ZWike page.
> Can somebody shine a light? Thanks

Disclaimer: I am no ZWiki expert, but I'll try to summarize
what I think I have understood.

The point of ZWiki is that all the spaghetti can be thrown away by _you_
and replaced with something better without asking anybody, as long as
the result is something much greater :-) ZWiki is about ad hoc collaboration
to quickly involve other people by giving them the right to improve
anything anywhere. This philosophy is just like the ZDP-Tools philosophy,
with the difference that the ZDP-Tools enforce a hierarchy on the
stuff, while (from what I know) in ZWiki people organize the content
in a way that best suits their needs.